Vincas KISARAUSKAS

Born in the village of Augmenai in the Radviliškis district in 1934, he died in New York in 1988. He studied painting at the Lithuanian State Art Institute, graduating with a diploma in 1959. From 1965, he worked as an art teacher at the Vilnius M.K. Čiurlionis Art School, painted pictures, made medals and assemblages, designed theatre sets, and wrote books and articles on art. He is considered one of the most distinguished members of the movement called Silent Modernism in Lithuania. He was criticised publicly for his illustrations to the poems by the poet Julius Janonis Poklius tykoja kasdieną (Poklius Lurks Every Day). Since then, the only children’s book he illustrated has been linked to the rise of the National Modernism revolution in Soviet Lithuania.